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Lawrence County district locks down after body found near school

The body was found near Mohawk Elementary School near Bessemer, about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


 Robert Hall

Gold Star family to attend fallen heroes ceremony

Army Spc. Robert E. Hall of Bellevue, who died in 2005 in Iraq, is among the soldiers who will be honored Saturday in Illinois.

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North Allegheny awards contracts for renovations at three schools

The district awarded $20 million in contracts for work on Marshall Middle School and Bradford Woods and Marshall elementary schools.

3 days ago


Butler County senior center system to undergo overhaul

It’s proposed to reduce hours at several centers, including Mars, Evans City, Chicora and Slippery Rock.

3 days ago


Sewickley's Village Theater Co. holds benefit screening of 'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin'

The documentary will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler St. Doors open at 5 p.m.

3 days ago


Appeals court asked to permit trial in Rock Airport sale

Businessman Rock Ferrone wants Commonwealth Court to reconsider the West Deer airport sale.

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WW II, Korean vets can go to Washington for free

Veterans can still sign up for the free bus trip May 5 to to see the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.

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 Susie Grossi of Brookline, left, and her sister, Bee Falconio of Ross, join other family members at Painting with a Twist in Castle Shannon.

Finding your creative and social side -- with paint

Painting with a Twist, a national franchise that turns art into a social event, is thriving in the Pittsburgh area.

3 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Squirrel assassin on the loose

Maybe I should have better things to do, but I’m worried about the furry corpses.

3 days ago


 Dawn Reinhart

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Dawn Reinhart to serve as race chairwoman for Race for a Cure

Dawn Gradkowski Reinhart is not only a breast cancer survivor but on May 10 she will give back to the community in a big way.

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North at a glance: Household chemical collection event

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

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School news: Deer Lakes, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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North scape: Church activities, senior events, fundraisers and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Notables: Phipps Conservatory Fairchild Challenge, Pittsburgh Diocesan Qualifying Tournament and more

Yesun Kaplan, a senior, and Melody MacFarland, a senior, recently finished second in the Phipps Conservatory Fairchild Challenge.

3 days ago


North Hills schools budget raises taxes

The North Hills school board Thursday approved a $74.2 million proposed budget that contains a tax increase.

3 days ago


Butler City K-9 officer's cruiser hit during traffic stop

The 18-year-old submitted to DUI testing before being released.

3 days ago


Route 28 lane closed for litter, debris removal

The closures are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday.

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 Ian Orbich, right, and his brother, Owen, at their home in Oakmont. In May, Ian, now 18 months old, became the third child in the world to receive a rare splint procedure in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Oakmont boy saved through 3-D printing

A new therapy involving a Pittsburgh boy at Children’s Hospital uses 3-D printing to save the lives of infants with breathing problems.

4 days ago


Paving begins on Middle Road in Hampton

Work will occur between Harts Run and McCully roads and may cause traffic delays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through May 8.

4 days ago


 Dan and Patricia Rooney attend the 42nd Art Rooney Awards at the Westin Convention Center on April 16.

Dan Rooney, wife Patricia to receive honorary degrees from Allegheny College

Mark Shields, political commentator and PBS NewsHour host, and health advocate John Herbert Niles also will be honored May 9.

4 days ago


 Kristen Barbour

Woman convicted of abusing adopted Ethiopian children placed on parole

Kristen Barbour, 33, was sentenced to six to 12 months of incarceration after pleading guilty to two felony counts of child endangerment.

5 days ago


MSA Safety first-quarter profits slip

The Cranberry safety products company said net income totaled $9.7 million on sales of $256.7 million.

5 days ago


Overnight restrictions to continue on Route 28

Lane closures are possible in both directions starting at 8 p.m. daily between the Veterans Bridge on-ramp and the 31st Street Bridge

6 days ago


 A sign urges that the century-old shade trees along Centennial Avenue in Sewickley be preserved as the removal of the trees occurs In the background.

Residents of Sewickley street protest loss of old trees for repaving

A road reconstruction project, which has drawn significant backlash from residents, will remove 33 shade trees along Centennial Avenue.

1 week ago


Bus drivers for Shaler Area, North Hills schools resume contract negotiations

Bus drivers in Shaler Area and North Hills school districts authorize a strike if a contract agreement isn’t reached.

5 days ago


 A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

1 week ago


 Third grade teacher Colleen Koch talks with Domenic Catandro about his paper. Students at St. Sebastian School are writing cards and letters to World War II veterans who will be honored with flights to Washington next month.

St. Sebastian students make sure every 'Honor Flight' veteran will get letters

Students at the Ross school are writing hundreds of letters that will go to veterans during mail call on the flights.

1 week ago


 Claire Staresinic

Mars Area sophomore is archery champ

Claire Staresinic took first place in her competition at the Pennsylvania State Archery Association Indoor Championship in Harrisburg.

1 week ago


Deer Lakes students on a mission to simulate pregnancy

Students in the high school child development class are hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday to fund the purchase of a ‘pregnancy vest.’

1 week ago


North Allegheny parents discuss technology initiative

One agrees with one-to-one initiative; the other prefers an incremental approach.

1 week ago


North Hills awards contracts for stadium track, middle school projects

ATT Sports Inc. will replace the track’s surface at Martorelli Stadium in West View for $257,913.

1 week ago


Ross plans 5K run and 1-mile 'fun walk' at Ross Park Mall

Members of Ross’ pedestrian and bicycle committee want to draw people to Ross Park Mall in August, but not just to shop.

1 week ago


'Leave Your Wings at the Door' fundraiser benefits Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park

Do you believe in fairies? If so, two events this weekend provide habitats for the magical spirits.

1 week ago


 Olive Osterwise O'Mara turned 24 the day this picture of her in her WAVE uniform was taken in 1944.

U.S. Navy WAVE learned early of war's end

Olive Osterwise O’Mara, a longtime Bellevue resident, will be one of 50 World War II vets who will travel to Washington, D.C.

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 Pennsylvania State Police adopted the Drug Evaluation and Classification program 11 years ago.

Driving while medicated: Pa. officers undergo training to spot a growing problem

Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.

1 week ago


 Jeff Ward

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Shaler Area teacher Jeff Ward has run a marathon in all 50 states

Jeff Ward ran his first marathon in Pittsburgh and became a member of the 50 States Marathon Club with a race in Hawaii 10 months ago.

1 week ago


North at a glance: Campbell Road slide repairs restrict traffic

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago


School news: Fox Chapel, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago


North scape: Library events, sales and special interest

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago


Notables: Pine-Richland High School, Kean Quest Talent Search, North Hills High School and more

Sophomore Kayla Duffy has earned a national gold medal for her photograph, “Migrane,” in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program.

1 week ago


Plum Senior High School holds student assemblies in response to social media posting

The assemblies concerned students posting statements to social media sites regarding the investigations into three teachers.

1 week ago


 Kristen Barbour , right, is serving six to 12 months’ incarceration with work release to be able to care during the day for her two biological children.

Woman convicted of abusing adopted Ethiopian children seeks parole

A Common Pleas judge will hold a hearing Tuesday to determine if Kristen Barbour should be paroled.

1 week ago


Renovation contracts awarded for three North Allegheny schools

The contracts were awarded for Bradford Woods Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Marshall Middle School.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania child-luring suspect arrested, found in Ohio

Police said the suspect drove up to children in a pickup and tried to get them into the vehicle by offering them candy or a ride.

1 week ago


 A man is seen clinging to the hood of an SUV as it travels through several communities before police stopped it in Harrison Sunday night.

Driver arrested after traveling with man clinging to hood of SUV

Two men got into a fight in Springdale Township; one was struck by the other’s SUV and clung to the hood of the car for many miles.

1 week ago


Overnight lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The restrictions will occur after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. between the Veterans Bridge and the 31st Street Bridge.

1 week ago


Seneca Valley board hires firm to study long-range building plans

The company will be paid $46,088 to complete the study by Oct. 31.

1 week ago


Ross approves request to hold race in August

Ross Township commissioners Monday approved a request from the new pedestrian and bicycle committee to hold a 5K run or 1 mile walk.

1 week ago


Woman who died after being punched repeatedly is identified

The Warren County coroner has identified the woman who police said died after being punched repeatedly in the face as Robin Ostrowski.

2 weeks ago


Gibsonia Road work set to begin Monday

Gibsonia Road improvements will bring traffic restrictions starting Monday near Babcock Boulevard in Pine.

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